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Maijuana Use For California Employees

Marijuana use for California employees is still off limits. While Proposition 64 legalized marijuana use in California, it allows employers to retain policies that prohibit the use of cannabis by current and prospective employees. The proposition tracks existing law that allows for this prohibition because marijuana is illegal under federal law. Some employers in states with legal marijuana have voluntarily relaxed their drug and alcohol policies to permit the recreational use of marijuana by employees. This trend may soon reach California, but it is important that employers clearly state their drug and alcohol policy (including with marijuana) in employee handbooks and other company materials. My firm can assist you in formulating or revising employee policies that conform with this changing area of employment law.

5 Things Companies Should Do To Avoid Employee Lawsuits

This article describes the staggering expense of an employee lawsuit for a company: An average cost to defend is $125,000 and a typical judgment of approximately $200,000 if the employee prevails. To avoid these issues, employers should maintain compliance with all state and federal law, proactively address potential employment claims as early as possible and strongly consider employment practices liability insurance to protect your company against these claims. I am happy to talk with you about these concerns and all other difficult corporate and employment law issues that your company faces.

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Common Legal Errors for Entrepreneurs

Below is a link to an excellent article regarding common legal errors that entrepreneurs often make. An “ounce of prevention” now with your company’s policies and documentation will help avoid more serious issues in the future. I am happy to talk with you about these concerns and any other difficult corporate and employment law issues that your company faces.

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